So much was whirring in my mind but words just refused to come out, I think someday you need more than your usual cup of tea to bring things out. After spending more than an hour sitting blank in front of my laptop, I decided to take a brisk walk in the nearby park and surprisingly it worked.
During new year’s time when they visited India, my brother-in-law and his family made an impromptu plan for Agra roping all the kids and us..A road trip was being organized and soon we all were on our way to commemorate togetherness.
When we hit the road, the day looks all clear and crisp but soon afterwards a dense fog wrapped around us, making almost impossible to move. But we kept our journey going by braving every obstacle coming our way.
Taking in the endless views from the window of my seat with no distraction, sometime lost in my world, I took the most of the trip. May be that is the reason that I always like the journey more than the destination.
We reached Agra late so visiting Taj was postponed for another day.Next day we left the hotel early, after parking our car, we boarded the tonga while some preferred walking.On the way we passed a few shops which were surprisingly open even that early. As soon as we entered the premises, cameras of all kinds and sizes came out, to click the most amazing Taj.
Seeing cameras in everybody’s hand my son took mine. These are some of the gems clicked by him.
After filling our eyes and heart to the brim we all realized our bellies were empty, to fill that up we went straight to a nearby restaurant. After having delicious brunch of Aloo Bhajhi we hopped into our cars to return back.
Back home too, all plans were already made by him to keep the party going. We all celebrated the birthday of my golden girl in a Chinese restaurant with a very very delicious cake.
Next day, I got some more time with them. While cooking together, we talked about recipes, my blog, the fruits they have planted in their garden and everything in between; I even showed them my fortune(uhhh…props and utensils), which they find amazingly beautiful and said such things are very expensive to buy in New Zealand.
Some very thoughtful gifts for me.
Now whenever I look at the pictures in the window of my screen, I can’t stop smiling thinking about the incredible time we spend together.Sending your way lots of love and thanks.
After days of having meals loaded with rich ingredients I decided to fix myself a healthy bowl of salad in which I throw whatever was available in the freeze but surprisingly came out so delicious that when I was typing this paragraph I felt like having it again.
• Strawberry, diced – 15
• Baby spinach leaves (I used big ones and tore them with hands) – a handful
• Roasted sesame seeds – 2 tbsp
• Mustard powder – ¼ tsp
• Paprika powder – 1 tsp
• Black pepper – 1 tsp
• Salt to taste
• Honey – 3 tbsp
• Lemon juice – ½ tsp
• Walnuts roasted, chopped – 10
• Cottage cheese, cut into small pieces– 100gm
• Olive oil – 1 tbsp
In a bowl put together spinach leaves, strawberries and cheese.
In another bowl mix together oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, paprika powder, mustard powder and honey.
Finally pour this seasoning over strawberries mixture and toss them well. Sprinkle some walnuts and sesame seeds.